Sliced avocados, black beans and tomatoes with two fried eggs in a bowl

200-400 calorie recipes

58 Recipes

Low in calories yet still super-satisfying – try our pick of lighter recipes that make the most of flavoursome ingredients, including salads, stir-fries and stews.

Avocado & black bean eggs

4.25

(4 ratings)

Set yourself up for the day with this healthy veggie breakfast with eggs, avocado and black beans. It takes just 10 minutes to throw together and makes a great lunch, too
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Summer fish stew

4

(6 ratings)

This storecupboard fish stew is bulked out with bread and is full of fresh, summer flavours
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy tomato courgetti

4.5

(6 ratings)

Four ingredients are all you need to make a filling, low calorie supper in minutes
  • 4 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato & cauliflower lentil bowl

4.2

(5 ratings)

Whip up this zingy vegan bowl in advance and keep in the fridge for quick, satisfying lunches on demand. Each bowlful boasts four of your 5-a-day
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Thai fried prawn & pineapple rice

4.46875

(32 ratings)

This quick, low calorie supper is perfect for a busy weeknight. Cook your rice in advance to get ahead - run it under cold water to chill quickly, then freeze in a food bag for up to one month
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Vegan chilli

4.727275

(22 ratings)

This vegan chilli packs in plenty of vegetables and doesn’t fall short on the flavour front. Serve it with rice or in jacket potatoes for a filling supper...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Spice-cured tuna tacos

0

(0 ratings)

Use the freshest fish possible in these tacos. Instead of tuna, you could use fresh or smoked salmon, sliced scallops, picked white crabmeat, or chopped cooked king prawns
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Spiced chicken & apricot pastilla

4.75

(4 ratings)

Bake a flaky pastry pie with tender meat, spices and fruit for a deliciously sweet and savoury taste sensation. It makes a great centrepiece for lunch or dinner
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Miso aubergines

4.05263

(19 ratings)

A really easy low-fat, low-calorie aubergine recipe with delicious umami flavours. This dish is so rich and meaty, it's hard to believe it's vegan!...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Asparagus & new potato frittata

4.5

(30 ratings)

A simple, low-calorie spring main that uses the season's finest ingredients and is ready in just 20 minutes...
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Halloumi, carrot & orange salad

4.5

(2 ratings)

Serve this halloumi, carrot, orange and watercress salad with a mustard and honey dressing for an easy lunch or starter. It takes just 20 minutes to make and delivers one of your 5-a-day
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Warm chorizo & chickpea salad

4.714285

(28 ratings)

Full of bold flavours like chorizo, dried tomatoes and red onion, this salad is bulked out with chickpeas to give 3 of your 5 a day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Pesto, cannellini bean & tuna jackets

5

(4 ratings)

Top baked sweet potatoes with pesto, cannellini beans and tuna for a simple supper. They take just two minutes to prep and deliver two of your 5-a-day
  • 9 mins
  • Easy

Courgetti Bolognese

4.68421

(19 ratings)

Spiralized courgettes make a healthier alternative to pasta in the classic spaghetti Bolognese - use turkey mince for a low-calorie sauce
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Greek-style roast fish

4.422535

(71 ratings)

Oven-bake white fish fillets with potatoes, tomatoes and herbs for a healthy and gluten-free weeknight dinner
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Asian pulled chicken salad

4.8

(20 ratings)

Pull apart a ready-roasted chicken to whip up this healthy, vibrant, low-calorie dish in just 20 minutes
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chunky Bolognese soup with penne

4.666665

(12 ratings)

This healthy, filling lunch provides a good balance of protein and carbs from lean steak mince and wholemeal pasta – ideal to aid muscle recovery after exercise...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Feta & clementine lunch bowl

4.166665

(6 ratings)

Pair piquant feta with green lentils, sweet clementines and crunchy peppers in this colourful packed lunch. It’s low-calorie and rich in vitamin C and fibre...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Spiralized Singapore noodles

4.727275

(11 ratings)

Vegetable noodles not only bring this dish up to 4 of your 5 a day, they also slash the calories and boost the nutrition of this spicy supper
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Simple fish stew

4.731705

(41 ratings)

This quick and healthy one-pot is packed with white fish fillets, king prawns, a rich tomato sauce and enough veg for 3 of your 5 a day
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Smoky aubergine & red pepper salad

4

(1 rating)

Char aubergine and peppers until tender and juicy, then combine with salty, creamy feta for a summer salad that’s the perfect vegetarian option for a barbecue...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter chicken cacciatore

4.416665

(48 ratings)

The classic Italian 'hunter's stew' gets a healthy makeover, with low-fat chicken breasts, prosciutto and a rich herby tomato sauce...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

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